Johnny Weir

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Here’s Johnny! Clothes make the man and vice versa

| Sunday, February 16, 2014
NBCJohnny Weir at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
SOCHI, Russia — He promised himself something the first time he ever laced up a pair of skates. It's the same thing Johnny Weir returns to in those quiet moments most evenings, just before the TV camera's "on-air" light flashes red. "I'm wearing makeup, a double necklace and a cream sweater," he said. "I don't feel an obligation to tone myself down.

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Weir caught in a crossfire of ‘hate and scrutiny’ for not boycotting Olympics

| Friday, January 17, 2014
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LYNDHURST, N.J. – Champion figure skater Johnny Weir said Thursday he has been caught up "in a crossfire" for not supporting a boycott of the 2014 Sochi Olympic games in the wake of Russia's anti-gay laws.

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Johnny Weir apologizes after calling gay activists ‘idiots’ for anti-Russian protests

| Tuesday, December 3, 2013
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NEW YORK — Former Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir apologized Tuesday after lashing out at gay rights activists during a speech at Barnard College, calling them “idiots” for their anti-Russian protests, which he labeled “useless.”

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Three-time U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir retires, joins NBC for Sochi

| Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Elaine Thompson, APIn this Jan. 24, 2010 file photo, Johnny Weir performs during an exhibition at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Spokane, Wash.
NEW YORK -- Known as much for his outrageous costumes and comments as his intriguing skating, Johnny Weir is leaving the ice for the broadcast booth.

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Johnny Weir will not be competing in Sochi Olympics

| Tuesday, September 17, 2013
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Johnny Weir won't be going to the Sochi Olympics. At least, not as a skater. U.S. Figure Skating confirmed Tuesday that the two-time Olympian did not register for the qualifiers for the national championships, where the Sochi team will be selected.

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U.S. champion Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir marries partner

| Monday, January 2, 2012
Johnny Weir and Victor Voronow
NEW YORK -- Out Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir, 27, tied the knot with boyfriend Victor Voronov, an attorney from Russian, in a New Year's Eve ceremony on Saturday, then tweeted the news to his nearly 103,000 Twitter followers.

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Olympian Johnny Weir named grand marshal of Los Angeles gay pride

| Wednesday, May 25, 2011
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U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir has been named grand marshal of the 2011 Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade.

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Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir: I don’t celebrate being gay

| Monday, January 10, 2011
“I was born a white male, a white gay male, and I don’t celebrate being white or male, so why should I celebrate being gay?” U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir confirmed to the world that he's a gay man in his just-released autobiography, “Welcome to My World.”

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